SD43 Student Leadership Council

January 17, 2018
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SLC UPDATE – DATES

Happy New Year!

Just a reminder that our next Middle School General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 30 at Winslow Centre from 1 – 2:30pm (we recommend that you come earlier for pizza).

Our next Secondary School General Meeting will be held Thursday, February 27 from 6-7:30pm, however this is subject to change. Stay tuned for more updates.

 

December 5, 2017
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Nov 28 Minutes

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STUDENT LEADERSHIP COUNCIL of SD43 

 

General Information   
Date  Tuesday, November 28, 2017 
Chairs of SLC  Sara Parker and Kelsey Stewart 
Location and Room  Gallery Room, Winslow Centre 
Guests (incl. Trustees)  Trustees Cahoon, Denison, and Hobson  

Mental Health Coordinator Anna Lemmo 

Curriculum Coordinator Michelle Ciolfitto 

Assistant Superintendent Reno Ciolfi  

 

 

MEETING ITEMS AND MINUTES 

 

INTRODUCTION  
1307-1315  Acknowledgement of territories, acknowledgments of trustees, Partner Group representatives, and teachers 

Organized into home groups 

Brief description and overview of today’s agenda 

Today’s focus: Mindsets! 

HOME GROUPS 
1315-1320  Everyone splits up into groups based on colour of duotang handed out. Groups each sit at own table with at least one executive member and one adult.  

Intro to “Mindset” Presentation by Dr. Buhr: What I know, wonder and hope to learn worksheet 

Reflections  

Dr. Kristin Buhr Presentation on Mindset 
1320-1350  Questions to think about: 

-What are mindsets? 

-What kinds of mindsets are there? 

-What is a fixed mindset? How can this be an advantage or disadvantage? 

-What is a growth mindset? How can this be an advantage or disadvantage? 

-Do you believe that people’s true potentials are unknown? 

-Do you have a fixed or growth mindset? 

-How often to do you challenge yourself to learn and grow more? 

-Do you think mistakes and errors are bad things? How do you approach “failure”? 

-How do you accept critical and effective feedback? What is your response? 

-Do you persist when there are hardships? 

-How do you feel when others succeed? 

-Why waste time trying to prove how great you are when you could be getting better? 

-Why hide deficiencies when you could be overcoming them? 

-Do you persevere or give up when you’re frustrated?  

-How do we change our mindset? 

 

Steps to Developing a Growth Mindset 

  1. Learn to hear your “fixed” mindset voice 
  1. Recognize you have a choice 
  1. How you see challenges and learning are up to you 
  1. You can change your voice and how you interpret things 
  1. Talk back to your “fixed” mindset voice 
  1. My fixed mindset voice says… 
  1. My growth mindset voice answers… 
  1. Put the “growth” mindset in action 
  1. Take on/embrace challenges 
  1. Learn from setbacks 
  1. Use feedback to improve 

MINDSET ACTIVITY 

1350-1425 

Mindset Worksheet for brainstorming “growth mindset answers” (done in home groups) 

The goal is to come up with responses in your mind to defeat the motive that the fixed mindset gives through a persisting and willing work encouragement, without comparing how “well” you can look but being inspired by others success as well. 

-I can learn from this. 

-There’s always another way. 

-I’m not amazing at this, but I put in my best effort and that’s what matters! 

POWER OF YET: 

-There is a difference between not knowing and not knowing yet. 

-Things you find challenging,  

growth mindset statement,  

strategies to overcome my challenges, 

do something different every day. 

CHALLENGES FOR A GROWTH MINDSET 

-ask for help 

-continue trying even after the success 

-be attentive to how you talk to yourself 

-encourage other’s success (good leadership!) 

-set goals and reminders 

BENEFIT MINDSET (LEADERS!) 

-focused on improve yourself and your group 

-model a growth mindset 

-don’t feel threatened by other’s success 

-have a set goal or ultimate vision of why they do the things they do and how they do it 

 

Debrief: -Believe that your intelligence can be developed 

-Learn from criticism and feedback 

-Effort is the path to success, don’t worry about where you are at now, but about how much better you can get 

-Growth mindset will help you develop and grow 

JOURNALS  
1425-1430  Individual reflections after meeting: 

 

“What kind of goals can you set to challenge yourself?” 

“How can you achieve a growth mindset each day?” 

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 1430 

 

 

Website: www.slcsd43.org 

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca 

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43  

 

 

October 26, 2017
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October 24 Minutes

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INTRODUCTION
1:08 – 1:12 Introduction to leadership

–       What is leadership about?
–       What we are going to do this year
–       Introduction to Home Groups
–       Agenda.
Years focus: Mindsets!

 

HOME GROUPS
1:12 – 1:28 –       Head bands, leader ship qualities.
–       Icebreakers.
–       Get to know new students in your Home Group
MINDSET
1:28 – 1:50  Introduction to Mindset

Questions to think about:
–       What am I good at?
–       What are some things that I wish I was better at?
–       What I wish I were better at.
–       What happened to your body when you answered those questions?
–       Think of a time when you felt smart. What happened?
–       Think of a time when you thought you were supposed to know the answer but you didn’t. How did you behave?
Group discussion
–       Think of a time when you were really challenged by a task. How did you approach it? Did your first approach work? How did you deal with mistakes or frustrations?
Mindset checklist.

 

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY
1:50 – 2:25 Picture activity, describe your picture without others being able to see it. (Team building/mindset activity)

Goal is to put all the pictures in order from smallest to largest (pictures are different stages of zooming in on something.)
Communication!
Success!

Debrief:
Group discussion about activity.
–       What were you thinking? What did you find challenging?
–       What went well? What worked?

JOURNALS
2:25 – 2:40 Questions:

–       What did you do when you faced challenges?
–       Did you act more as a leader or a follower?
–       If you were to do the activity again what would you do differently?

Acknowledgement of Territories
Acknowledgement of Trustees, Partner Group representatives, and teachers
Social Media introduction

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 2:40

October 19, 2017
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Middle School Meeting – Oct 24 – Agenda

Below is the agenda for the upcoming Middle School General Meeting on October 24. The meeting will be from 1 – 2:30, but we suggest you come a bit earlier for pizza and mingling. Please also make sure you have a writing utensil with you.
Hope to see you there!
1:00 – 1:10 Welcome 
1:10 – 1:20 Icebreaker (homegroup)
1:20 – 1:35 Intro to Mindset  
1:35 – 1:45 Discussion/journal (homegroup) 
1:45 – 2:00 Leadership activities à magnified picture cards + identify character mindsets 
2:00 – 2:15 Debrief/journal – prompt questions: how could a growth mindset in me make things better for…

September 27, 2017
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September 26 Minutes

Sept 26 – Middle School Meeting Minutes

 

INTRODUCTION
1:10 – 1:20 Introduction of Executive Council

Explanation of structure and purpose of SLC

Brief explanation of the meeting’s agenda

HOME GROUPS
1:20 – 1:45 Everyone splits up into groups based on colour of duotang handed out. Groups each sit at own table with at least one executive member and one adult.

Toilet Paper Get-to-Know-You activity

Would You Rather game w/ popsicle sticks

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITY
1:45 – 2:30 Home Groups paired up and worked to figure out a way to get whole group across the gym using unlimited amount of paper and about 10ft of masking tape. The method must be continuous.

 

Debrief: “Why did we get you to do this activity? What did you learn?”

JOURNALS
2:30 – 2:45 Individual reflection about the meeting

“What is one thing that you will take back to your school with you?

What really impacted you?

What is SLC to you and what are you excited about for the year to come?”

 

MEETING ADJOURNED AT 2:50

Website: www.slcsd43.org

Email: slc@sd43.bc.ca

Instagram/Facebook/Twitter: @slcsd43

 

 

September 9, 2017
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Welcome Back!

The school year has just begun and this means that the Student Leadership Council is up and running! Check back here for updates on meetings!

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